Old Fashioned Apple Charlotte
medium apples sliced thin
bread crumbs made with french bread
whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream for serving
1Butter a casserole dish. Make bread crumbs: place torn french bread in food processor and crumb in to small pieces.
2Melt the butter in a pan and toss and brown the bread crumbs until golden, and crisped. Toss with 1/4 cup of sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and Set aside.
3Slice the apples. Set aside. Mix the 3/4 c sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and lemon zest together in a bowl.
4Heat jam in microwave until thinned out a bit.
Place 1 cup of bread crumbs on the bottom of casserole dish.
5Place half the apple slices on top of crumbs. Sprinkle half the sugar mixture over apples. Spoon half the Jam over the top.
6Repeat layering until crumbs are on top. Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes or until apples are softened. Serve with whipped cream.
Originally Posted: Thu, Oct 23, 2014